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Dr. James Chapman
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Lymphoma (Overview)

Lymphoma is a malignancy developing in the lymphocytes of lymph glands. They present as an enlarging node that continues to grow and then progress to adjacent nodes. Bx shows loss of architecture of the node. It results from a virus such as MMYV entering the Wnt 1 gene of the lymphocyte and followed by over expression of B catenin to cause lymphoma.


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Hodgkin lymphoma cancer--is it fatal?

Hodgkin lymphoma cancer--is it fatal?

Can be: Early statges of hodkin lymphoma are often curable. The prognosis depends on the type of disease and how widespread it may be at the time of diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
38 doctors shared insights

Lymphoma (Overview)

Lymphoma is a malignancy developing in the lymphocytes of lymph glands. They present as an enlarging node that continues to grow and then progress to adjacent nodes. Bx shows loss of architecture of the node. It results from a virus such as MMYV entering the Wnt 1 gene of the lymphocyte and followed by over expression of B catenin to cause lymphoma.


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Is non-hodgkin lymphoma curable?

Is non-hodgkin lymphoma curable?

Depends: There are 3 basic types: low grade, intermediate, and high grade lymphoma. Intermediate and high grade are potentially curable because they are replicating rapidly. Low grade lymphomas are not curable because typically replicating slowly. Low grade are only treated when needed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is nonhodgkins lymphoma cureable?

Cancer.Net info: Depends on type, stage, patient characteristics. There is no one answer. More information is needed. A comprehensive and trusted overview of non-hodgkin lymphoma (nhl) is here: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lymphoma-non-hodgkin treatment info: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lymphoma-non-hodgkin/treatment. ...Read more

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How does lymphoma lead to death?

How does lymphoma lead to death?

Uncontrolled growth: Lymphoma cells continue to divide and grow more than they die. Two things happen 1) their increasing size affects normal organ function or physically pushes on organs which impair their function or 2) they produce substances that are toxic or debilitate the patient both these things eventually weaken the patient, prevent the production of normal blood cells and can lead poor immunity & infection. ...Read more

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Leukemia/lymphoma symptom but normal blood tests. Can you explain?

What symptoms?: Blood test may be normal in lymphoma. If you suspect either of thses disorders, it will require a detailed history, physical exaination and lab tests, including may be a biopsy. The issue is not suitable for this forum. ...Read more

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Is hodgkins lymphoma fatal?

Is hodgkins lymphoma fatal?

Could be: Hd can cause death but you need to know it is one of the most treatable and curable malignancies at present. Chemo and radiation can be very effective against it. ...Read more

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Is Hodgkin's lymphoma hereditary?

Is Hodgkin's lymphoma hereditary?

Genetics of HL: There might be a genetic component of Hodgkins Lymphoma in close family members of a HL patient. It is seen about 3-5 times more often than expected in the general population. Younger Siblings of HL patients may have a risk up to 7 times more frequently. ...Read more

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What diseases have early symptoms similar to lymphoma?

What diseases have early symptoms similar to lymphoma?

Differs: Different types of lymphoma have different symptoms. The more aggressive types frequently have symptoms such as fevers, night sweats, and unexplained weight loss. Tb (tuberculosis) is one infectious disease that can have similar symptoms, but frequently with cough. Other cancers also can have similar symptoms. Fevers and weight loss can also be part of an autoimmune disease such as lupus. ...Read more

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Differentiate between hodgkin's lymphoma and non-hodgkin's lymphoma ?

Reed-Sternberg: Cell, usual logical predictable spread. Nhl may be cd-20+ & b-cell, less predictable, wide ranging prognosis, from chronic & long to quite aggressive. Both treate with multi-aget chemo + rituxin in nhl. ...Read more

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What are the signs of lymphoma?

B symptoms: Symptoms can include fever, night-sweats and weight loss for both non-hodgkin's lymphoma and hodgkin's disease. These are referred to as b symptoms and they are used in the staging of lymphoma. Thus a stage iii lymphoma with b symptoms would be given a stage iiib status. Other symptoms are related to pressure from the tumor causing pain, or fatigue. ...Read more

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How do hodgkin lymphoma and non hodgkin lymphoma differ?

How do hodgkin lymphoma and non hodgkin lymphoma differ?

Spread pattern: Primarily, hodgkins lymphoma teens to spread from one lymph node site to an adjacent site. Non hodgkins lymphoma is more likely to skip lymph node chains to spread distantly. This is why local radiation has historically be more important in the treatment of hodgkins than non hodgkins. ...Read more

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Are lymphocyte rich hodgkin's lymphoma and nodular lymphocyte predominant hodgkin's lymphoma the same?

Sometimes: Both ate classified as hodgkin but they can behave differetlny. Both are treated te same with chemo abvd regimen. Some new data suggest adding Rituxan (rituximab) if cd 20 positive in lymphocyte predominantly disease. ...Read more

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Please explain: 5 CM irregular splenic lesion. Differential diagnosis lymphoma and splenic metastasis. Could this be cancer?

Please explain: 5 CM irregular splenic lesion. Differential diagnosis lymphoma and splenic metastasis. Could this be cancer?

Yes: Both are forms of cancer. It could also be a benign hemangioma, an epidermoid cyst, an infart (how's your overall vascular health?) or any of a number of other entities. What to do next will depend on your history and physical exam. You're in no immediate danger but this very much needs to be followed up. Many of the lymphomas especially are very curable with today's biotech. ...Read more

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Is a fine needle or excisional biopsy better to diagnose lymphoma?

Is a fine needle or excisional biopsy better to diagnose lymphoma?

Excisional: Excisional biopsy is more accurate for diagnosis of lymphoma, because the samples are much larger. Fine needle aspiration (fna) can make the diagnosis, and is much less invasive - however, the sample is much smaller, and can miss the involved portion of the lymph node. ...Read more

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Lymphoma--what are non-tender lymph nodes?

Unclear question: Lymphoma is a tumor (often malignant) of the lymphatic cells and there are different types (i.e., hodgkin's, non-hd, etc.). These can present with non-tender enlarged lymph nodes, along with other signs and symptoms. Some lymphomas are curable and some treatable and controllable for long time periods. ...Read more

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Is lymphoma and leukemia curable?

Is lymphoma and leukemia curable?

Depends on which: kind is diagnosed and which stage it is diagnosed at. Their are multiple kinds of lymphoma and leukemia that can not be discussed in 400 characters. I will refer you to the following site for a good discussion www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/leukemia-lymphoma ...Read more

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Non-hodgkin lymphoma vs. Hodgkin lymphoma, what is the difference?

Non-hodgkin lymphoma vs. Hodgkin lymphoma, what is the difference?

Many.: Nhl is treated with different chemotherapy than hd. Stage for stage hd carries a better prognosis. Hd usually occurs in the young adult and the elderly; nhl occurs most often during middle age. Many different grades of nhl (low grade, intermediate, high) while hd is not divided into grades. ...Read more

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What is hotchkins lymphoma ?

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Hodgkin's lymphoma: Hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer of b cell lymphocytes in lymphatic organ/lymph glands. It is separated from other b cell lymphoma based on its unique clinical and pathological features. ...Read more

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How do you test for lymphoma ?

Non-Hodgkin's test: Although a diagnosis of non-hodgkin's lymphoma can be suspected by certain lab results (ldh, spep, cbc, beta-2 microglobulin) or radiology tests (ct or pet scan), there is no way to diagnose it without doing a biopsy (of a lymph gland or the bone marrow or the affected organ). ...Read more

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Is lymphoma curable?

Many types are: Lymphoma can be cured usually with chemotherapy and sometimes with the addition of radiation. The success rate is dependent on the type of lymphoma as well as location. There are some types of lymphoma are not considered curable with standard treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Thompson
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Lymphoma (Definition)

A malignancy that develops in the lymph glands that causes nodes ...Read more